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Computer will sometimes be crippling slow, very fast other times

Q: Computer will sometimes be crippling slow, very fast other times

Good morning,
About every 5 or 6 days my computer will be crippling slow until I restart it, and then it will be fine again. It doesn't appear to start fast and slowly get slower, it just happens. I also use Windows Media Center a lot and that always is slow when I first start it, but then it gets better after it's been running for a few minutes. I have Avast! Antivirus and Malwarebytes for spyware and antivirus. Windows update and my antivirus and spyware programs are up to date. I have also noticed that svchost and CAPTUR~3.EXE take up a large amount of memory. svchost @ 93,000 K with many more ranging from 20,000 K to 3,000 K, and CAPTURE~3.EXE @ 103,000 K. I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64. While reading other threads I realized that it's not good practice to use MSConfig and disable startup programs that way, and that's how I managed everything at startup.

To help figure out if there was something wrong I downloaded HijackThis. Below is the log file from the scan, and attached is a screenshot of Windows Task Manager. Any ideas?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:00:34 AM, on 5/28/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\WinTV\Ir.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = Preserve
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =

O2 - BHO: HP Print Enhancer - {0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
O2 - BHO: ContributeBHO Class - {074C1DC5-9320-4A9A-947D-C042949C6216} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\/Adobe Contribute CS4/contributeieplugin.dll
O2 - BHO: PE_IE_Helper Class - {0941C58F-E461-4E03-BD7D-44C27392ADE1} - C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Lotus Forms\Viewer\3.5\PEhelper.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Search Helper - {6EBF7485-159F-4bff-A14F-B9E3AAC4465B} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper\SEPsearchhelperie.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Messenger Companion Helper - {9FDDE16B-836F-4806-AB1F-1455CBEFF289} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Companion\companioncore.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.2.4204.1700\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: SmartSelect - {F4971EE7-DAA0-4053-9964-665D8EE6A077} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: HP Smart BHO Class - {FFFFFFFF-CF4E-4F2B-BDC2-0E72E116A856} - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Contribute Toolbar - {517BDDE4-E3A7-4570-B21E-2B52B6139FC7} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\/Adobe Contribute CS4/contributeieplugin.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast5] "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe" /nogui
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acrobat Assistant 8.0] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe"
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - Global Startup: AutoStart IR.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\WinTV\Ir.exe

O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Companion\companionlang.dll,-600 - {0000036B-C524-4050-81A0-243669A86B9F} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Companion\companioncore.dll
O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriterShortcuts.dll,-1004 - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriterShortcuts.dll,-1003 - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Show or hide HP Smart Web Printing - {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll

O11 - Options group: [ACCELERATED_GRAPHICS] Accelerated graphics

O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O18 - Protocol: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - AVAST Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
O23 - Service: DTBService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\DVRMSToolbox\DTBFWService.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Acresso Software Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service 64 - Acresso Software Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService64.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) (gupdate) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdatem) (gupdatem) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: HauppaugeTVServer - Hauppauge Computer Works - C:\PROGRA~2\WinTV\TVServer\HAUPPA~1.EXE
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: MCEBuddy Service (MCEBuddy) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Tyrell\MCEBuddy\MCEBuddySvc.exe
O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: ShowAnalyzerMaster - Dragon Global - C:\Program Files (x86)\Dragon Global\ShowAnalyzerSuite\ShowAnalyzerMaster.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Wat\WatUX.exe,-601 (WatAdminSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

End of file - 10643 bytes

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A: Computer will sometimes be crippling slow, very fast other times

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
If I instruct you to download a specific tool in which you already have, please delete the copy that you have and re-download the tool. The reason I ask you to do this is because these tools are updated fairly regularly.
Do not do things I do not ask for, such as running a spyware scan on your computer. The one thing that you should always do, is to make sure sure that your anti-virus definitions are up-to-date!
Please do not use the Attachment feature for any log file. Do a Copy/Paste of the entire contents of the log file and submit it inside your post.
I am going to stick with you until ALL malware is gone from your system. I would appreciate it if you would do the same. From this point, we're in this together ;)
Because of this, you must reply within three days failure to reply will result in the topic being closed!
Lastly, I am no magician. I will try very hard to fix your issues, but no promises can be made. Also be aware that some infections are so severe that you might need to resort to reformatting and reinstalling your operating system.
Don't worry, this only happens in severe cases, but it sadly does happen. Be prepared to back up your data. Have means of backing up your data available.____________________________________________________Rootkit UnHooker (RkU)Please download Rootkit Unhooker from one of the following links and save it to your desktop.Link 1 (.exe file)Link 2 (zipped file)Link 3 (.rar file)In order to use this tool if you downloaded from either of the second two links, you will need to extract the RKUnhookerLE.exe file using a program capable of extracing ZIP and RAR compressed files. If you don't have an extraction program, you can downlaod, install and use the free 7-zip utility.Double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to start the program.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Click the Report tab, then click Scan.Check Drivers, Stealth Code, and uncheck the rest.Click OK.Wait until it's finished and then go to File > Save Report.Save the report to your Desktop.Copy and paste the contents of the report into your next reply.-- Note: You may get this warning...just ignore it, click OK and continue: "Rootkit Unhooker has detected a parasite inside itself! It is recommended to remove parasite, okay?".NEXT:Running OTLWe need to create a FULL OTL ReportPlease download OTL from here:
Main MirrorMirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Change the "Extra Registry" option to "SafeList"Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:
OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtras.txt <-- Will be minimizedNEXT:Please provide an update on how things are running in your next reply.

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A:Computer Was Fast, Now Really Slow.. Help!

Hello redlyne and welcome to BleepingComputer!

I am logreeval and will be helping you clean your computer. I am going to be helping you under the guidance of a coach, so it might take a little longer to get a reply. I will post as soon as I can


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I have a problem with my computer... lately it's been pretty slow, however, I noticed it starts up quite quickly and works fine for a while, but about ten minutes or so after the boot it turns annoyingly slow up to the point that it almost takes an entire minute to open any window.
I've already tried everything. defragging, antivirus scan (in safe and normal mode), deactivating unnecessary start up process, making space in the drive, uninstalling programs i recently installed, Registry fix... but nothing works!
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A:fast computer now slow.

Please post your full computer specs.

Also I would find out what brand your harddrive is and go to the manufacture website to download a diagnostic program to make sure its not on its way out. Since you apparently already reinstalled windows (Recently?) and you say its still slow I would check for a possible hardware issue.

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recently my computer has been running really slowly when once it run fairly fast. i have noticed that in the task manager when i open it up the cpu usage is up really high. i was wondering if i gave you a list of processes you would be able to tell me which ones i would be able to get rid of and which ones i have to keep. here is the list:
thanks so much for your time and help. (I am using vista 32 by the way)

A:slow computer once fast?

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Here is my log anyhelp thanks!!!
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Justin at 9:09:12 on 2014-01-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1774.387 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Kaspersky PURE 3.0 *Enabled/Updated* {C3113FBF-4BCB-4461-D78D-6EDFEC9593E5}
SP: Kaspersky PURE 3.0 *Enabled/Updated* {7870DE5B-6DF1-4BEF-ED3D-55AD9712D958}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Kaspersky PURE 3.0 *Enabled* {FB2ABE9A-01A4-4539-FCD2-C7EA1246D49E}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE64.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k apphost
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky PURE 3.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InfoWatch\CryptoStorage\ProtectedObjectsSrv.exe
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A:Help slow IE computer not as fast!!

I was able to fix this problam on my own I ran combofix,superantispyware and malwarebyes fixed it will post new log.

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I have a Powerspec with a cable modem and Windows XP. A couple of weeks ago, after 6 months of no problems, my computer started operating excruciatingly slow. It would take forever to load up pages, would force me to left click on pages several times before they would even begin to load up, etc. I ran virus scans and spyware and didn't pick up anything. Still the slow computer remained. I finally tried System Restore, as I just wanted my fast connection back. Same thing. Finally, after a few days, I totally lost connection to the internet and was getting the generic 169 (I think?) IP address when I checked to see what it was sending to the modem. I took my computer in to where I purchased it, and they had no problems surfing the web. I had contacted the cable company that I got the modem from and they did not see any problems with the modem from their end. However, I convinced them that I wanted to try a new one and picked one up from their offices the next day.

Sure enough, the internet was fantastic with this new modem. Fast, no problems, etc. Now, however, after a couple of weeks, the same problem has crept up. Surfing the internet has become an excruciating process. I check the task manager, but it does not appear that any processes are running behind the scenes (although thats what it seems like is happening). I disabled all anti-virus. I again checked for spyware and adware and came up clean.

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A:Fast Modem. Slow Computer?

This one is a real poser - that's for sure!

Replacing the cable is one option - but I just can't see a piece of cable causing problems like this.

It seems to me that this is a problem with your networking protocols - so you might want to try deleting the current connection and creating a new one from scratch (using the Wizard).

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Ok i just built a new computer thats a AMD 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ 2 GB DDR 400 ram running on Windows XP Pro x64... everything is running fast EXCEPT the internet. No not it loading, i have cable and everything comes up fast, the problem occurs when i scroll. Its as if my computer is lagging, if im on the page for about 2 minutes i can scroll with no lag. Any clue what could be going on with this?

Any help appreciated, (besides sit on the page for 2 minutes)

A:New computer fast, but slow...(RESOLVED)

sounds kind of like a video driver issue

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I don't know if this belongs here or not.

Ok I posted her a few weeks ago about my father's computer having a virus called a "Downloader" but no one helped me. So I tried and clear things up myself by surfing the web. I thought I cleared up everything but bam now it seems like a virus has come back into the picture now.

My father has a desktop HP Pavilian XT963 with an Intel Celeron 1200 MHZ, 128 RAM memory, and the OS is Windows XP SP2. I start the computer and it takes about 10-12 minutes to start up and get all the programs up. That happens and we just wait. I was backing up some cds onto the harddrive (It's a 32 GB harddrive and has 23gbs free currently). I am doing this on iTunes and I get a message saying "no available memory can't save this". This has happened on three occassions. Is it a virus issue or memory issue? I don't know. I am beyond confused and frustrated. So any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Hey! I'm new to the forums here and I've been looking around for an answer as to why my computer, which should be running nice and fast, is just so lagging and slow, but I can't seem to find a specific answer. I just purchased a Dell Optiplex 320 with a Pentium D 925 3.00 GHz Dual Core. I upgraded the 1gb ram to 4gb just recently. Also I figured I'd upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) because the computer came with Windows XP Pro (x32). As I've stated, even with the dual core and 4gb of ram, the computer is so laggy and takes forever to load programs, start Windows, and it had slow responsiveness to mouse clicks/scrolls. I would figure with the specs it should run Win 7 64-bit nicely. Even before I upgraded to Win 7, Xp Pro ran very slow also when I first got the computer. I have another computer with Win 7 Ult and its got an Athlon II X2 215 Dual Core 2.75 GHz w/ 1.5gb ram and it runs programs and Windows almost instantly compared to my new computer and it runs much more smooth. Just as a note, came with a 160gb SATA HDD and I added another 200gb SATA HDD.Here is the HijackThis log file: Running processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\VSO\ConvertX\4\ConvertXtoDvd.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\VSO\ConvertX&#... Read more

A:YES! New Fast Computer! is running so slow....?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

A:Intermittent Slow then Fast computer

DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Michael at 17:32:30.44 on Sun 05/08/2011
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.4094.1564 [GMT -5:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Disabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Disabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:57:59 PM, on 10/17/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exeC:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon05.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02 ... Read more

A:Sometimes Fast Most Of The Time Slow Computer

Hello Molly, Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update. Updating Java: Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 3. Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 3". Click the "Download" button to the right. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement". The page will refresh. Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language jre-6-windows-i586.exe and save to your desktop. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Examples of older versions in Add or Remove Programs:
Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6 Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name. Click the Remove or Change/Remove button. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u3-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.**********************Let's look in a different place for signs. Open HijackThis 2.0.2Press the button 'View Misc Tools Section'Press the button 'open uninstall manager'Press the button 'save ... Read more

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I recently installed XP again, and naturally my computer is pretty fast now. But my internet is annoyingly slow. What to do? Here is my log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:45:44 PM, on 7/15/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXEC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program File... Read more

A:Slow Internet, Fast Computer


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OK so I have 18GB of free space left on my C drive. I scanned my computer with superantispyware, malwarebytes, AVG Free Edition, and this online scanner http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/ All came up clean except for 1-2 Ad-ware. I defragmented with Defraggler. I used CCleaner. I used Disk Clean. I deleted all movies/programs I dont need.It is still superslow. It wasn't as slow, but still slow, before I downloaded AVG Free Edition. Also, the CPU Usage flares up to 100% fairly often and then sometimes jumps down to 0-30%. The CPU Usage History graph shows flares all the way to the top for some time sometimes.

A:my fast computer is super slow

Also, the CPU Usage flares up to 100% fairly often and then sometimes jumps down to 0-30%. The CPU Usage History graph shows flares all the way to the top for some time sometimes.What process or processes do the 'flaring'?

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I have a six core processor and 16 gigs RAM and my computer is running real slow and freezing for seconds constantly, can someone please help me? I use my computer for Studio Recording and it is becoming a pain as we are trying to track and it keeps glitching. It also happens just searching the web or looking for a file in explorer

A:Fast Computer Running Really Slow

Hallo rutz5!
I am Vanko and try to help you!
Would you do the following:
Download Screen317 Security Check HERE and save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
* Please post the contents of that document.
Note:: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so
Please download MiniToolBox HERE to your desktop to run it.
Checkmark the following boxes:
* List content of Hosts
* Flush DNS
* Report IE Proxy Settings
* Reset IE Proxy Settings
* Report FF Proxy Settings
* Reset FF Proxy Settings
* List last 10 Event Viewer log
* List Installed Programs
* List Devices (do NOT change any settings here)
* List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
Click Go and Copy / Paste the result. (result.txt)
Please download RKill by Grinler HERE and save it to your desktop.
    Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
    Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
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Several days ago my new computer with Win8 started behaving slowly and sometimes freezes. While using the internet (I have Firefox) and another program it sometimes becomes unresponsive and I can not move my mouse or press any buttons. Then I have to manually pull the plug and take out the battery and then restart the computer again and it becomes normal. I never had this problem before though. That is the only problem. I scanned the entire system with McAfee and Stinger McAfee product but both scans turned out clean. I also installed updates. I wonder maybe McAfee is missing something that another program might detect.
Also several months ago two viruses were found on my computer, both of which were taken care of by McAfee. Maybe they were only partially destroyed?

A:Fast computer becomes slow, unresponsive?

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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HP Pavilion 533w, 2.OGhz, 768mb (PC2100)Ram, "poopy" on board video,120GB
HD.... I reformatted about a month ago (partition magic) and installed WinXP.
It ran fine for a few weeks and now it seems to be dyin' on me! Runs very
slugish, SPECIALLY when multitasking!! TROUBLE SHOOTING: Turned off all the "pretty's" under system properties>advanced>performance settings: defrag'd: ran spy sweeper & anti-virus... found very little i.e. couple cookies and adware... so I cleaned them out.....ummmm.... basically I tried everything I could come up with......still VERY slugish

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From the moment I press the button until my windows xp pro is fully loaded and ready, it took my computer one minute and 52 seconds, is that fast or slow?

A:Is My Computer Starting Fast Or Slow?

It depends on what is starting up along with Windows. If you want a bunch of programs starting, then it is going to take a while. But if you are asking how to start your computer faster, then we can investigate a few things, such as what programs are starting, as well as your system stats to see if they can be improved. Another thing that can slow down a computer is a virus or other malware infection (but this is sort of related to what I said first regarding programs starting, just that it is possible that some are malicious and unwanted).

Do you care to investigate further?

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In general, what makes a computer slow? Considering its not any form of malware or having too many stuff installed.
By slow I mean, e.g., when youre playing a game and it takes a long time to switch to another window.

When I hear about it, RAM and processor are the first things that come to my mind, just from what I can remember people saying (I think?), but what could also be the reason for this? What needs to be upgraded to improve that? And can it improve when you upgrade only one of the components, or would you need to upgrade more than just one (could one of them be stopping the other one)?

Yes, it may be a total newbie question... Im a total newbie, upgrading my computer for the first time and I would like to understand how it works, at least a bit of it.

A:What makes a computer slow/fast?

Welcome lunix,please fill in your system specs System Spec - Fill In Your EightForums System Spec,people will jump in,telling you what to upgrade or not,considering you tell us what you are up to with your PC,your Personal Computer that is,get it?

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I just put together a new computer. Amd am2 6400. dual core 3.2 ghz WD Raptor 150 4 gig ram. Windows xp . It takes over a minute to boot up. Usually with a system like this I can get boot times of 45 secs or less. It was booting faster. I did a bios update and it seemed to slow down. I backed the update down one level and it helped a bit but still slow. I was having problems with the windows hardware driver for the onboard lan. Found a better driver from the motherboard site and that took care of the lan. The board is a Asus m3a78-emh hdmi. The memory is kingston ddr2 pc6400. Clean install of windows xp. There is not a lot of programs on it. There is 31 processes running. This computer has onboard video but it is using a power color Radeon X800 gto 16 pci express video card. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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I just got a new computer, and it's insanely slow loading websites. Sometimes it does not load them at all, and gives me the button I can click on to diagnose connection problems. However, it doesn't find anything when I click the button.

Anyways, I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium, and I'm on a desktop connecting to a wireless network with a usb card for PCs. I double-checked before buying it to make sure it was compatible with windows 7....And it seems to be working just fine.

Anyways, when I right-click the connection and click on Status, and then hit the Diagnose button, I get different messages almost every time.

Here's what I get sometimes:

Problems found: The default gateway is not available. Fixed.

Other times, I get:

Troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem.

But most of the time, I get:

Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

I'm using a 802.11 USB Wireless LAN Card (manufacturer: Ralink Tech.), and I installed the update for it that was recommended in Windows Updates (and my Windows is up-to-date).

Here are the model numbers I found on the devices that connect me to the wireless network (I know nothing about computers, so sorry, I don't know what they are called): Motorola SURFboard model SB5100 and Linksys WRT54GS.

Let me know if you need any more info, and any help would be very much appreciated .

A:New computer should be very fast, but is incredibly slow

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My dad is running XP and I'm running Vista. I have a DSL router on my PC, he has an adapter. Loading pages is fast, but when it comes to downloading, there's a significant difference. My dad's... plain and simple, is really, really fast. It takes him a minute to download say...20GB, and for me it takes hours, and then it terminates in the middle of it. According to Safari and Firefox, mine goes at about 10KB a second.

A:Internet is slow on one computer, fast on the other

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Hello there,

I have an eight year old Gateway computer. It is just a regular, single home desktop. It has Windows XP Home Edition, 1.25 GB of RAM (originally had 256MB of RAM and I added two sticks of 512MB of RAM). I updated my computer to Service Pack 2 using Microsoft's Windows Update. My internet speed is about 6 - 8 MB's per second (cable).

Here is my problem: When I do not use my computer, it automatically starts to load like crazy. All I hear is the churning inside my PC's tower, but nothing comes up on the screen. After 30 seconds to 1 minute, the churning goes away. Also, when it churns, I see the hour glass next to the arrow on the screen. This happens once in a while, but it is suspicious. My computer hasn't been running like it used to, so I'm concerned if there are any viruses/trojans/malware/spyware deep inside my computer that are hiding from my numerous virus/spyware scans.

Also, when this problem started, I noticed that my Internet Explorer 7 has been scrolling up and down choppy on a lot of websites. Right now, if I scroll up and down this message body where I am typing this message, it will be sluggish. But, if I scroll Tech Support's website, it is not sluggish. Even when I highlight this text, it is sluggish to highlight. Websites like -- YouTube -- forget it. Very slow and I can't even play YouTube's HD videos as they are very choppy.

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A:Windows XP Home -- Computer Slow At Times; Computer Randomly Loads In Idle

Hello and welcome to TSF.

I Apologize for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log and a new GMER log as described in this topic. In your reply, I would also like to know any symptoms you may still have and how your computer is running at the moment.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don?t hear from you in three-five days this thread will be closed.

With Regards,

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Virutmonde and several other viruses have been detected by Spybot and fixed, but it all seems to come back. Search engines and several websites are impaired, the page will not load. This is very inconvenient due to the need of searching for information for school related topics. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Administrator on 2008-05-16 23:08:04
Computer is in Normal Mode.

System Drive C: has 8.63 GiB (less than 15%) free.

-- HijackThis (run as Administrator.exe) ---------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:08:10 PM, on 5/16/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
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A:Virtumonde crippling my computer

Hi, welcome to TSF!

If you still need assistance, please post a fresh main.txt log

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Hello everyone,
As of two days ago, my computer started crashing regularly. There doesn't seem to be any common actions;

-It crashed as I was attempting to type an email.
-It crashed after reboot, while I was trying to type a Skype message to a tech friend.
-It crashed over and over as I attempted to open skype. I finally booted in safe mode, which seemed to stabalize it. Apologies for my grammar; my text is appearing a good 10 seconds after I type it(typing all this from safe mode w/ networking, which is SLLLOOOOWWWWWWW, an I'm scared to try to go back and correct it)
-I updated skype, and the computer ran fine. Until about 2 hours later, when it crashed again, this time while I was playing world of warships.
-I left it running and went to a friend's house for two hours; when i came back it had crashed again.
This is all in the last two days. The only updates I've done are Adobe's newest patch and Skype's patch. the patching skype seemed to stablize it, until it started crashing again. I implore you, internet, help me. My business relies on my computer notdeciding it's time to die every 10 minutes; so far i've been out of work for two days trying to get my system to stabliize.
What could be causing this? I checked my video card drivers and they claim they're up to date. I have long since lost my Windows 7 Ultimate info, so they don't let me get updates anymore.

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I recently bought a new computer which is around 3 months old. Here is some info about this computer:

Windows 8
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor 3.30GHz
Installed memory (Ram): 8.00GB
System Type: 64-bit operating system
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series

In the first month, I noticed that the headphone jack does not work correctly. When I put my headphones in it would not shut off the speakers on my monitor. Sometimes I will lower the volume a little, but never completely shut it off. Also sometimes the headphones will receive no sound unless I twist it around to get a good position. Another thing is when my computer goes to sleep, upon coming back to the computer, sometimes my flash will crash if I had any videos opened on my browser and the browser would freeze for about two mins. These two minor problems but I am unsure if it is related to my other problem.

At about two months, I noticed a minor problem when I was trying to adjust the volume through the taskbar. When clicking the Volume icon, it would take about 5-10 seconds before the Volume slider actually popped up. However, it was only the Volume icon that did this, as clicking the Networking icon or Action Center would get an instant response. This might be stupid, but the only thing I noticed was that every time it happened, I had my headphones plugged in. Since I had the problem with the headphones already, I decided this volume adjuster was somehow linked to that, so I "solved" the... Read more

A:Fast computer but slow program startups

Thanks you for the detailed description of the problem. We will also need some reports to be able to help you properly.

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Save them in a folder where you will remember which folder and save as Errors.evtx
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On my new computer the download speed (broadband) is the crawl of 0.81Mb/sec.using speedtest.net. At the time of test the computer was doing no 'work'. I noticed this slowness when downloading a driver update which was at .89Mb/sec.
Another time when downloading a program it was at .196Mb/sec. Now it is a consistent 0.81 Mbps.

At the same time of the test on three other computers all using the same tester, the same ISP, the same router, the same telephone line in the same house the speed is 2.01Mb/sec. which is the usual speed here.

The fact that they all use XP and have differing hardware should make no difference I think - if I'm wrong I can supply those details. This new computer has a much higher specification than the others but again would this make a difference?

I have done virus and malware scans.

Can anyone explain what could be causing this and how I can fix this please? I can't think of any other relevant info to include at this point.

PC Tools AV
Zone Alarm Pro

A:Slow download speed on 1 computer fast on others?

Concentrate on the link between your computer and the router. Replace the cable if it is a wired connection. Use the cable from one of the working systems to test. Also use the same port as one of the fast systems.

If no change, swap the network card or check for updated drivers or chipset drivers if the ethernet connector is on the mainboard
Your router may also have QOS settings that give priority to one or more computers based on ip or MAC address.

Are all the computers wired connections?

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Firefox was getting slow to respond so I built a new computer trying to speed it up. Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Intel core i7 5820k, 16GB quad channel ram, ssd drive for OS, 1TB drive for storage, 46Mbps (tested) internet speed, etc. etc. But my browser still responds slowly sometimes. One thought that occurs is is NSA hacking me because I'm not an Obama fan? I've tried other browsers and they all act the same. I've tried tweaking Firefox. Nothing has helped. HELP. Any ideas?

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i was wondering if anybody had some ideas on how to speed up this computer of mine
i've tried all the classic spyware and virus scans, registry scans
i even upgraded the RAM from 512mb up to 2gb, which provided no improvement whatsoever
the cpu just seems to have trouble handling even the simplest tasks, theres no evident process or program hogging up the cpu time... its just slow
its a 3.06 ghz cpu, so i'd be expecting a bit more bang for my buck
heres a hijackthis log if it's any help

any ideas would be muchly appreciated


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 8:14:47 PM, on 4/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
D:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Telstra\BigPond Wireless Broadband 2.7.3\BigPond_CM.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Gri... Read more

A:cpu troubles, generally slow for a fast computer, help

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can't figure it out. My computer is fast a lot then really slow. My Norton says it's fine. Does not seem so to me.

A:computer fast most of the time, then slow strange

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

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link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:22:33 PM, on 4/24/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\dvd43\DVD43_Tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
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A:Slow computer, Fast broadband, What’s the use?

You have a few nasties that want removing...

Ok.We need to download ComboFix.exe. This will give a better view to the files running and also hidden on your computer.

Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you. Please copy and paste the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new 'HijackThis' log so that we can continue to do any further cleaning that your system may require.

Caution: Never run and remove files with Combofix unless supervised by a qualified security analyst who is experienced in the use of Combofix. Mal use can cause serious computer problems

NOTE: Combofix prevents autorun of all CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security. If this is an issue or makes it difficult for you - please let me know.

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Internet installed and tested by provider recently. Advised by tech my system is slow however tested speed for interenet is fast. I am unsure as to which programs processes or services may be the issue. I do have AVG and Spy bot which detect no issues. I am inexperienced and need help..Also downloaded hijackthis. the file is attached..thanks so much
(Moderator edit: We like to have the HJT logs posted right into the reply )

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:29:23 PM, on 1/10/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
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My neighbor is with Time Warner Internet and his speed averages around 16 mbps. Yet, when he tries to open a webpage or click on links, seems to take a long time to open, like over 2 minutes at times. His computer is maintained using CCleaner, Registry cleaner, MalwareBytes, Auslogic Defrag Prog., Registry Defrag and the Startup File, msconfig, only has 4 items checked off. He uses Avast as his anti-virus and that is clean. What would cause his computer to run slow considering his Internet speed being faster than normal? He uses Windows 7, with 4 GB ram and a 500 GB hard drive. He maintains his computer with the above mentioned programs at least every other week if not every week. Any comments will be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Fast Internet, slow functioning computer.

What % of CPU is being used when idle, and what % when accessing a web page? Because of all the programs you listed, I am guessing he has a lot of them running at the same time, probably slowing it down.
Also what browser is he using?

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Hi, I have one computer with two accounts. The account with admin rights have a normal connection and the other with the standard rights have slow connection. I don't know why but it started a couple of days ago when the internet on the standard account slows down dramatically, where it almost seem like it crashed. The browser (Mozilla) is unresponsive but loading. This does not happen on the admin account. It load the websites like Youtube after a minute or two of freezing. I tried giving the standard one admin rights and this doesn't seem to fix the problem. I suspect it to be a virus but I cannot find anything with Norton. Help please.

A:One computer with two accounts; one has slow internet and the other is fast.

You could try removing Norton and going with Avast or Microsoft's antivirus. Norton always seems to do more harm than good and whenever I remove it from PCs they always feel faster and more responsive. Norton is over-protective when browsing so that is probably whats slowing you down.

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Hi Folks, (Vista 32, Dell intel core 2 quad)

I use my computer for business. Every day for a month now some some of svchost kicks on and I literally cannot use my computer.

I just went to taskmgr and view all ........and I'm seeing svchost 2,824,000 I/O reads......and ..9, 023,226 I/O other.

In taskmagr I can end process but it says the system may become unstable.

what can I do other than go to the Apple Store and buy a Mac.

For all intents and purposes this is preventing my computer from functioning for my business.

Can anyone help me to stop this thing or is my computer ruined??? I'm not an IT specialist. Far from it.

Please help.

A:Computer svchost process is crippling my computer to a standstill

First, Svchost is a necessary service. I think that this article will help explain what it is and how to reduce the amount of resources that it uses.
What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running?

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Hi. My computer runs slowly from time to time. In fact it all but locks up. I cannot access anything until whatever is happening finishes. This is random and I have not related it to anything in particular except that it seems to happen when I first log in and a reboot seems to solve it.

I have chased out various suspicious programs with CA Security Center (AV and Anti-spyware) and Spy-Bot SD. It's only recently that things have started slowing down and I started wondering about rootkits and thereby ran across this site. Below is my DDS log. The zip is attached.

Is there anything that looks suspicious in these files?

DDS (Ver_09-01-18.01) - NTFSx86
Run by RDC at 17:40:28.73 on Sat 01/31/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1558 [GMT -6:00]

AV: CA Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Sygate Personal Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Matrox Graphics Inc\PowerDesk SE\Matrox.Pdesk.ServicesHost.exe
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A:Computer slow at times

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log as it has been a while since you posted, and we'll take it from there.

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I run Cleanup, Adaware, Spybot and AVG free on a regular basis. I also run APC Power Chute backup power supply. Computer is celeron 2.2 ghz and when new ran quite a bit faster than now. Takes some time to shut down. Please review register and make recommendations to get rid of extraneous items, etc.Other info: I do run both "explorer" and "netscape". SpyBot always finds WildTangent which I no longer fix because one of the games my spouse enjoys requires WildTangent.Thanks for any followup.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:14:44 PM, on 9/15/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\WINNT\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exeC:\WINNT\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINNT\system32\SK9910DM.EXEC:\WINNT\GWMDMMSG.exeC:�... Read more

A:Computer very slow at times

Hello chasb35 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. The only thing I see in the HijackThis log are a couple of search redirectors that can be fixed so let's do that.Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/.../search/ie.htmlR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...//www.yahoo.comR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...//www.yahoo.comNow close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.Other than that, the log looks good.Shutdown times are affected by what hardware and software are installed on any system. Running processes must be closed down properly and depending on what system settings are enabled other various cleanup operations must be performed. Here is a link to an informative article describing various shutdown issues:http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.phpFurther information can be obtained by posting a question in the Windows XP forum and following any guidance given there.Cheers.OT

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